Identification and quantification of neuroactive N-acylethanolamines in cottonseed processing fractions

@article{Chapman2003IdentificationAQ,
  title={Identification and quantification of neuroactive N-acylethanolamines in cottonseed processing fractions},
  author={Kent D Chapman and Barney J. Venables and Emese Dian and Guenter W. Gross},
  journal={Journal of the American Oil Chemists' Society},
  year={2003},
  volume={80},
  pages={223-229}
}
N-Acylethanolamines (NAE) include lipid species that have been identified as potent endocannabinoid mediators in mammalian physiology. Here we have isolated, identified, and quantified the NAE naturally present in cottonseed refining fractions. Among the fractions examined, NAE were most prevalent in finished meal, totaling approximately 8.5 μg/g fresh weight. These NAE were identified by GC-MS as ethanolamides of myristic (14∶0), palmitic (16∶0), stearic (18∶0), oleic (18∶1), and linoleic (18… CONTINUE READING